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MARTA Approves I-20 Transportation Project

Project would be partially funded by transportation tax

MARTA's board of directors approved on Monday a $1.9 billion project that would connect downtown Atlanta to central DeKalb County.

Heavy rail would connect the current Indian Creek MARTA station to the mall at Stonecrest along the I-20 corridor. Enhanced bus service would connect downtown Atlanta to a proposed new station on Wesley Chapel Road.

About $225 million of taxpayer money would kickstart the project if voters in July approve a penny-sales tax earmarked for regional transportation improvments.

MARTA is applying for federal funding for the I-20 corridor project and the $1.6 billion Clifton Corridor project, which would connect Buckhead to Avondale Estates through the Emory University area.

Watch the public comments from the Monday board meeting by clicking through the videos posted above.

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